Hi, I applied for a damaged passport replacement and just wondering if this tends to take quicker/the same/slower than standard renewal passports? I have a holiday booked for 2nd November and really hoping it gets back to me before then. (Sent to the Belfast office)
Application submitted: 19 September (8 days ago)
Application received: 19 September (8 days ago)
Documents received: 23 September (5 days ago)
Application being processed: 24 September (4 days ago).
I have 34 days left until my holiday.
The average time on the .gov website is currently saying typically 5 weeks, but it’s not clear if that’s from initially submitting to the new passport being sent back, or, if it’s from the date it started being processed to being sent back.